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by agavedave
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Best 'topping' to put on the top of your soil. Solved
Replies: 23
Views: 540

Re: Best 'topping' to put on the top of your soil. Solved

Potting grit, I prefer the granite chippings, so always like to see before I buy, some are better than others. For bigger pots, to keep the weight down I use Melcort propagating bark.

Best regards
Dave
by agavedave
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Tesco cat litter again
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: Tesco cat litter again

I'm using this now, same as the Tesco's without the scent. They seem to have flash sales on everything over some weekends so worth keeping an eye on the prices. If you do it click and collect you only pay the web price at the time.

https://www.eurocarparts.com/search/spill%20granules
by agavedave
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: compost
Replies: 14
Views: 1361

Re: compost

I always recover old grit as much as I can, probably about 40 kg this year. Just let it dry out completely in a 2mm sieve, get rid of all the dust and sand, then add it to a bucket of water and skim off anything that floats a few times then put the remains back in the sieve and attack it with the ho...
by agavedave
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: ready to bolt _-No2
Replies: 7
Views: 683

Re: ready to bolt _-No2

16th June
by agavedave
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: ready to bolt _-No2
Replies: 7
Views: 683

Re: ready to bolt _-No2

It works, probably wouldn't pass a LOLER inspection though!
by agavedave
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: ready to bolt _-No2
Replies: 7
Views: 683

Re: ready to bolt _-No2

I just wish the one to the right in the previous photo would hurry up and flower as it is causing a few manual handling challenges. Note the platform that it sits on, this allows me to slide it across onto a homemade heavy duty pot mover without having to call for help. It started showing signs of f...
by agavedave
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: ready to bolt _-No2
Replies: 7
Views: 683

Re: ready to bolt _-No2

10th June
by agavedave
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: ready to bolt _-No2
Replies: 7
Views: 683

ready to bolt _-No2

Only recently noticed this one at the weekend.

It was due for the chop, lost all of its roots 2 years ago and has looked to be in a sorry state since then.

Best regards
Dave
by agavedave
Wed May 29, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: ready to bolt
Replies: 2
Views: 691

Re: ready to bolt

It will free up a lot of space in the GH if it does decide to bolt this year :grin:
by agavedave
Thu May 23, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: compost
Replies: 14
Views: 1361

Re: compost

I just mix up my own from whatever I can get my hands on. Mostly Sterilised top soil Molar clay (cat litter or absorbant granules) calcined flint (Meadowview Horticultural Potting Grit Eco) or Melcourt Potting grit Coir or Melcourt Sylvagrow Vitax Q4+ fertiliser base then add more of the larger mola...